President Obama to Host the First-Ever White House Demo Day

Media Advisory

Office of the Press Secretary

July 31, 2015

President Obama to Host the First-Ever White House Demo Day

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, August 4, the President will host the first-ever White House Demo Day, which will celebrate the important role entrepreneurship plays in America’s economy. Unlike a private-sector Demo Day, where entrepreneurs and startups pitch their ideas to funders, these innovators from around the country will “demo” their individual stories.

The Demo Day event will showcase why we need to give more entrepreneurs from all walks of life a chance to turn their ideas into indispensable products and services, and will include new announcements that support inclusive entrepreneurship.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 4, 3:40 PM ET
WHERE: White House East Room
WEBCAST: This event will be webcast live at

MEDIA REGISTRATION: The President’s remarks are open press, but space is limited. Members of the media who wish to cover the event must RSVP by 4:00 PM on Monday, August 3.

Press holding White House hard passes must send their name, media outlet, and email to with the subject line “WH Demo Day.” Press not holding White House hard passes must include their full legal name (including middle name), date of birth, Social Security number, gender, country of citizenship, and current city and state of residence.

All press will enter the White House via the northwest gate. If we are able to accommodate your request for credentials, you will receive a confirmation after the deadline to RSVP has passed with further instructions and logistical details.